Happy Chinese New Year! As the holidays come to an end in the USA, they continued here in China. Everything slows down as many are off work and return to their hometowns for the holiday break.
Update: In January, the church hosted its first wedding between two of its church members. The bride was saved and baptized last summer. We praise the Lord for working in their lives. Also, we had a good turn out for our Chinese New Year service where we made dumplings at the church before everyone returned to their hometowns. Finally, we have been blessed to be in a couple of the houses of the Chinese over the break. Please pray for one lady who is attending our church because her daughter’s participating in the weekly Kids’ Club. Recently, she told us that she is at a crossroads in here life—whether or not she should believe in Jesus. When she first came to our church, she said she was a strong Buddhist and asked if her kid could participate but she just wanted to sit outside and wait—not wanting to listen o the preaching. Now she is considering turning from Buddha to Jesus. Please pray for her and her daughter.
New Initiative: Project China’s “The 10 City Initiative” is a strategy to reach the North-Eastern part of China with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our initial goal is to see a church-planting missionary in each of the chosen key cities. Our hope is that each of these missionaries will start a church-planting movement that trains national leaders to not only reach the city they are in but also their province and beyond.
The 10 key cities that we are targeting are: Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Tangshan, Tianjin, Dalian, Yantai, Weifang, Jinan, and Qingdao. The 6 provinces are: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, and Shandong. The total population for these cities are around 88 million and the area is around 295 million souls.
We need men to surrender their lives to take the gospel to these places. There are incredible opportunities in these places—we just need a willing man with a heart fully surrendered over to God. Will you pray will us for the millions of souls who need the gospel? Will you consider going and being one of the missionaries with Project China?
Thank you! We know that we couldn’t do anything without the help of God’s people. Thank you for giving, praying and being a part of our team, Project China.